Board games for Families to Play

Top 10 Reasons to Play Board Games With Your Kids

Pirate Dice3. Mental Agility

Theory: There are all sorts of benefits to exercising your brain when you’re older, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t start young. Playing games is a great way to keep your mind flexible and active.

Practice: You may quickly find that while you may have an advantage when it comes to long-term strategy, your kids outperform you when it comes to mental gymnastics. Maybe if you’re too pathetic they’ll go easy on you.

Game suggestion: Ghost Blitz or Set

Zooloretto Mini4. Thinking Ahead

Theory: More complex games require you to think about not just what you’re doing this particular turn, but what your long-term strategy is. It doesn’t help to capture your opponent’s pawn if it means they’ll take your queen in the next move. The ability to think ahead while playing games will help your kids think ahead in real life, too.

Practice: My kids still struggle with why it’s a bad idea to sit and read a book or play around with toys on a school day before they’ve gotten dressed and eaten breakfast, because they’re not thinking beyond the next five minutes. It’s hard for them to see that in thirty minutes they need to be ready for school. Sigh.Tsuro However, I have found that asking them to think about what needs to be done can get them thinking ahead without my having to spell everything out. Apparently they can think ahead, but they need to be reminded to do so. I’m hoping a few more plays of Robot Turtles and Twin Tin Bots gets them thinking about multi-step instructions … from me.

Game suggestion: Pirate Dice (or Robot Turtles for younger kids)

5. Actions and Consequences

Theory: This is related to thinking ahead, but is also worth mentioning. Actions have consequences: your actions can have positive and negative consequences on both yourself and on others. Games give you a closed environment in which the cause-and-effect can be more easily tracked, but they help develop a mindset that will help you think about the consequences of your actions in the real world.

Numbers League Ghost Blitz Tahiti Flash Point: Fire Rescue

Mattel Apples to Apples Party Box - The Game of Crazy Combinations (Family Edition)
Toy (Mattel)
  • Apples to Apples are the game of hilarious comparisons
  • It s as easy as comparing apples to apples just open the box, deal the cards, and you re ready to play
  • Select the card from your hand that you think is best described by a card played by the judge
  • Includes over 1, cards
  • Each round is filled with surprising and outrageous comparisons from a wide range of people, places, things and events

Board Games Group in San Diego

by sdguy00001

Looking to find a group of guys interested in playing strategy board games once or twice a month. The types of games would be Settlers of Cataan, Game of Thrones, Axis & Allies, and the like. It's important for you to have some free time so that games can be scheduled, I already have a group of friends with families and obligations and we can't ever seem to find a time when everyone's free. Please be mature and easy-going, I don't want any hostility or fights over a game. It would also be convenient if all players were located in north county (coastal preferred) to cut down on drive time for everyone. Lastly, I'm not able to host right now, so please be able to host occasionally.
I'm 35, but all ages within reason welcome. Email me if you're interested, it should be fun.

Families & Politics on 2/7

by AbsenteeVoterParty

Join Supervisor Matt Gonzalez, Supervisor Jake McGoldrick, School Board Member Eric Mar and School Board Member Mark Sanchez on a discussion about politics and families on Saturday, Feb. 7 at 2 p.m. at 728 20th Avenue (Cabrillo/Fulton). Games and prizes for the kids follow. Cover charge is registration as a permanent absentee voter (for the adults of course). For more information, call 386-2706.

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